By Mark Ellis
Thankappan was a taxi driver and also a fanatic Hindu. He never liked Christian missionaries. He often spoke out against Christianity and even organized people near Hindu temples to challenge the Christians’ evangelistic activities.
Once when he was driving his taxi he happened to drive near a church meeting conducted by Pastor Paul Ciniraj Mohamed. He noticed a former Muslim and a former Hindu witnessing for Christ. This enraged him. He got so angry he spit at the meeting through his car window.
At that very moment – while his anger distracted him -- his car was hit by a large truck and he sustained substantial injuries. Hospitalized, he entered into a coma, and doctors offered his family little hope he would survive.
After few days, while still in the coma, something remarkable happened. He had a vision that Jesus Christ touched him and said, "I am giving you life again. Confess your sins and become my witness.”